2007 Winderlea Chardonnay

345 cases produced

Our inaugural Chardonnay was sourced from the Carabella Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains and the Hyland Vineyard in McMinnville. Stylistically, the wine favors a “Chablis”. All of the fruit was carefully double sorted and then 87% barrel fermented and 13% fermented in stainless steel. The wine was left on its lees for 6 months and barrel aged in French oak barrels (13% new) for 10 months. The wine has a mineral component with excellent acid and structure. It has a core of crisp apple and ripe stone fruit with a hint of mango and a refined, mildly acid finish.

Vineyards
Carabella (Chehalem Mountain AVA), Hyland (McMinnville AVA)
Harvest Date
10-14-07 & 10-24-07
Brix at Harvest
23 & 20
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Clones
Dijon 76 and 108/4
Aging
Left on yeast lees for 6 months; barrel aged in French oak for 10 months – 13% new
Bottled
August 1, 2008
Cases
345
Release
November 2008
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